Synopses & Reviews
“Lynch provides classic comic-book repartee in beginning-reader-friendly vocabulary ably matched to Haspiel’s bold images and zippy colors; the highest-quality production supplies good, old fashioned fun and a superhero lesson that packs a wallop.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Mona and Joey can’t stop fighting! When the Mighty Mojo decides to give his powerful costume to them, these argumentative twins fight so much they rip it in half. Now each one is only half as strong! Can Mo and Jo find a way to combine their powers, fight evil Saw-Jaw and save their town?
Two master cartoonists, writer Jay Lynch and artist Dean Haspiel, create a loving, tongue-in-cheek superhero tale where the kids’ biggest battle is just learning to get along.
Mona and Joey can't stop fighting! Can Mo and Jo find a way to combine their powers and fight evil?
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Can Mo and Jo find a way to combine their powers, fight evil Saw-Jaw, and save their town? Two master cartoonists, writer Jay Lynch and artist Dean Haspiel, create a tongue-in-cheek superhero tale where the kids' biggest battle is just learning to get along.
About the Author
Dean Haspiel, who drew Mo and Jo, used to read Fantastic Four and Shazam! when he was a kid. He admits that he used to fight with his brother all the time, too: and#147;All siblings have a healthy rivalry, and so did we.and#8221; Dean has illustrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabonand#8217;s The Escapist and drawn superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics. He has created his own comic character, Billy Dogma, and is the founder of the webcomic collective ACT-I-VATE. If he could have any superpower, heand#8217;d like to fly, and#147;because that would just be cool!and#8221;
Jay Lynch, who wrote Mo and Joand#8217;s story, loved to read funny superhero comics like Plastic Man when he was a kid. When he wasnand#8217;t reading comic books, he would draw his own cartoon characters on the sidewalk in front of his houseand#151;then hide in the bushes to hear what other kids had to say about his drawings! Jay grew up to become a legendary cartoonist and has helped create many popular humor products, including Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. If he could have any superpower, heand#8217;d like to know what color something is just by touching it.